Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will be the Gunner’s number one in the coming season with Lukasz Fabianski as his backup.
The 21-year old confessed that he has received a “clear signal” from Arsene Wenger in pre-season that he will be in the starting XI this Saturday against Newcastle away from home.
Ahead of the new season, Szczesny said:
“I received a clear signal from Arsene Wenger before the new season that I would be the number one keeper in the Arsenal goal. The other keepers in the team must compete with me, but I do not plan to give up.
Of course, I feel a huge pressure. I know very well how good a keeper Lukasz Fabianski is and I must be in top form all the time.”
This is welcomed news as I was worried that ‘Flappy-hand-ski’ could nudge ahead of Szczesny for the number one shirt as he played the last friendly against Benfica. This will be a big season for the young Polish ‘keeper, lets hope he has a stellar season between the sticks.